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Two suits have been filed challenging the U.S. Labor Department's impending increases to the dollar-amount thresholds for most of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s so-called "white collar" exemptions.

The U.S. Labor Department has published the 2017 wage-rate floor required by President Obama's "Establishing A Minimum Wage for Contractors" Executive Order 13658.

There appears to be some continuing misunderstanding about exactly which exempt employees might be affected by the December 1 increase in the minimum salary amount required to meet the basic compensation criterion for an executive, administrative, professional, or derivative exemption under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(1).

The Ninth Circuit has denied petitions for rehearing its opinion earlier this year holding that the U.S. Department of Labor could extend the FLSA's tip-pooling restrictions to instances where the tipped employees received the minimum wage without reliance on the Section 203(m) tip credit.

The U.S. Labor Department's final "Guidance" concerning President Obama's July 2014 "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces" Executive Order suggests that the agency might be applying an improper standard in determining what is a "willful" violation of the FLSA.

Those who employ workers in New Hampshire should be aware of the state's revised wage regulations.

Employers must display a revised U.S. Labor Department poster relating to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

Employers must steer clear of the misconception that job descriptions alone can "make" employees exempt under the FLSA's so-called "white collar" exemptions.

It seems unlikely that recent Congressional proposals will succeed in stopping, deferring, changing, or curtailing the enforcement of the U.S. Labor Department's coming increases in the minimum dollar thresholds required for most of the FLSA's so-called "white collar" exemptions.

The U.S. Labor Department has issued an Interim Final Rule that will substantially increase the civil money penalties it can impose for certain violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and related regulations.

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